Check out the full PCR Boot Camp speaker line up - PC Retail

Check out the full PCR Boot Camp speaker line up

Ahead of PCR Boot Camp next month, check out the list of top industry speakers that will take the stage on May 14th
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PCR Boot Camp will take place on Thursday May 14th at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire – and ahead of that rapidly approaching date, here's a recap of the conference schedule.

All you need to do attend is sign up here. Each delegate will be given a Philips OST690 10 Bluetooth Boombox to take home worth nearly £100. You also get a full day of conferences, networking and getting your hands on new product at the afternoon expo, as well as a free lunch and dinner, free parking and reduced rates for overnight accommodation.

The conference schedule:


10.30am
Introduction

Dominic Sacco, Editor, PCR
Dominic Sacco will open the conference and introduce the speakers and sessions ahead

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10.35am
Welcome

Microsoft
Nicola Young, Microsoft's OEM channel sales lead will deliver an welcome speech and discuss some of the pressing issues in the UK channel.

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10.45pm
The Future of Computing

Matthew Birch, UK channel sales manager Uk and Ireland, Intel


Matthew Birch will take to the stage to discuss where the wider tech world is headed, examine what Moore’s Law has to say about our current trajectory, and examine the continued reports of the death of the PC

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11.00am
Wearables, smart home, IoT, and the good old fashioned IT market

Ranjiv Dale, UK technology group lead, GfK
Megan Moore, business group director, GfK


Ranjiv Dale and Megan Moore deliver vital sales statistics to help you understand which markets are in rise and which are in decline. As well as analysing the current state of the IT market and what direction it is going, they will pick apart the figures for more emerging sectors like wearables, the smart home and the internet of things.

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11.20am
Panal session: Have you been selling tablets wrong?
Chair: Adam Simon, Global Managing Director – Retail Business Development, Context

When you hear tablets, you probably think of consumers playing Angry Birds on the couch. But there is an array of sectors and audiences you could be selling into, even if you haven't done that traditionally - including engineers, warehouses, salespeople,restaurants, and schools. Our expert panel discusses the latest developments in tablet technology and where the opportunities lie.

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11.45am
Are you on board with the 21stcentury workplace?
Steven Hastings, IT Distribution Channel Director at Rocoh, gives a break down of the cutting edge trends.


Not so long ago selling into offices was all about photocopiers, ink jet cartridges and fax machines – but being clued up on the latest developments in BYOD, remote learning, and document security to name but a few is now vital for resellers selling into businesses.

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12.00pm
Panel session: Forget everything you thought you knew about being a PC dealer

Chair: Dom Sacco, Editor, PCR


From repairing mobile phones, laptops, or even hair straighteners, to diving into the big world of managed services, PC dealers need to stay nimble and adaptive in the continually changing tech market. A line up of IT resellers and retailers discuss how they have moved into new, and perhaps unexpected, markets to boost revenues.

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12.25am
Across the channel: What you can learn from Europe

Tony Male, Deutsche Messe UK


Male will speak about the biggest trends to come out of CeBIT in Germany, the leading show for digitization, and discuss differences in the UK and European tech industries.

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12.40pm
Closing remarks

Dominic Sacco, Editor, PCR

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